Owls, Senses & The Arts

Owls have become trendy over the years.  They’re cute. They’re smart. They’re  powerful and their heads turn almost all the way around.  I’ve liked owls well enough but recently I have become a bit obsessed with them for on r simple reason: presence.   Last week I saw an owl close …

Episodes with Mr. B: Boston Ballet's Shades of Sound

Boston Ballet’s Shades of Sound, as I mentioned in my previous post, is a three course meal.  For me, watching Episodes, was like biting into something familiar but then not quite understanding what it was. Episodes was choreographed by George Balanchine (Mr. B) and premiered in May of 1959 with the New …

Frozen Beyond Frozen Peas: Disney on Ice and Stop & Shop

In addition to a few extra snowflakes falling this week, this little surprise blew in with the snow.  Stop & Shop sent me this very cute plush Olaf to introduce a promotion they have going on in connection with Disney On Ice’s Frozen presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt at the TD Garden …

Tickets to the Ballet, Theatre & Symphony

As a culture, we are do not place the arts very high up.  I grew up in a Canadian household with a British father, my grandfather sang Opera and played the violin, although he was a jeweler by profession.  I was also lucky to be raised in a university city …

Boston Ballet's Swan Lake: Would Be A Tragedy To Miss

Boston Ballet’s Swan Lake is magical.  As a child I used to have these beautifully illustrated Russian fairy tales.  The were full of tiny details some that you noticed and others that you just felt as they whisked you away into the story.  Robert Perdziola’s renderings of the costumes and …

Speaking of Summer: Martha Speaketh Weeketh

The kids are fans of talking dogs. From Martha Speaks on PBS to the many talking dog movies (mostly from the 80’s it seems on Netflix) they never seem to tire of talking dogs.  When it comes to these verbose dogs, not all dogs are created equally.  The one dog …

Mondays, Bacon, and Beer

Mondays can be a little rough.  Especially a beautiful like today.  One way to get through it all is to take a few minutes to think ahead to next weekend.  You won’t spend too much time because the weekend is still many days away but you get that nice little …